Utopia Station — Poster Project


The term "utopia" (literally "non-place", or the dream of a peaceful and just world) is the focus of an international project series that opened at the Venice Biennale in June 2003. Curated by Molly Nesbit, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Rirkrit Tiravanija, Utopia Station includes many contemporary artists such as Edouard Glissant, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Yang Fudong, and Carsten Höller, who propagate a number of suggestions for utopias that are critical and serious as well as witty and whimsical. agnès b. supported the project with the publication Point d'Ironie.

 Utopia Station Poster Project is the prelude of an exhibition that Haus der Kunst, in collaboration with the Venice Biennale and the museum in progress, Vienna, stages in fall 2004. International artists, designers, architects, and filmmakers have been asked to create posters. Utopia Station Poster Project includes more than 140 designs and is presented in the central hall in Haus der Kunst. Specialists from different fields also discuss the theme of utopia. 

 In the terrace hall, children build their ideas of an ideal city: They depict their dreams for the future and, using various materials, create an imaginary land, a city of their imagination. An encompassing, extensive communal work is thus created. Each contribution is labeled with the name of its creator. Inspired by the exhibition pieces, the children design models, prototypes, and products of their imagination, and give expression to their dreams in painted posters. 

Stretch your view

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